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Publisher pauses release of new Philip Roth biography

Publisher pauses release of new Philip Roth biography

NEW YORK — The publisher of a new, bestselling biography about Philip Roth has temporarily halted the book’s shipping and promotion as its author, Blake Bailey, faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and abuse.
Burning Man mulling mandatory COVD-19 vaccines for August

Burning Man mulling mandatory COVD-19 vaccines for August

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The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible bestsellers for the week ending April 16th: Nonfiction 1. Beginner’s Mind by Yo-Yo Ma, performed by the author (Audible Originals) 2. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 3.
Cirque du Soleil plans reopening of shows after shutting down due to the pandemic

Cirque du Soleil plans reopening of shows after shutting down due to the pandemic

MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group says it is resuming shows after being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic. The company says "O" at the Bellagio and Mystere at Treasure Island will reopen this summer in Las Vegas.
Halifax author tackles notorious tale of N.S. family in new novel

Halifax author tackles notorious tale of N.S. family in new novel

Halifax author Becca Babcock's first novel, "One Who Has Been Here Before," is part of a recent resurgence of Atlantic gothic writing that subverts the region's idyllic image to tackle darker parts of the past.
Correction: Netflix Results story

Correction: Netflix Results story

SAN RAMON, Calif. — In a story April 20, 2021, about Netflix’s quarterly results, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a research firm. It is Third Bridge, not Third Bride. The Associated Press
Grocery and drugstore retailer Metro pushes ahead with tech upgrades despite pandemic

Grocery and drugstore retailer Metro pushes ahead with tech upgrades despite pandemic

Metro Inc. is pressing ahead with technology upgrades despite the pandemic, with the food retailer planning to roll out more self-checkout machines, electronic shelf-labels and new automated distribution centres in the coming months.
Policing, opioids among hot-button topics on Donner Prize short list

Policing, opioids among hot-button topics on Donner Prize short list

TORONTO — Policing, the opioid crisis and internet security are among the hot-button topics covered by the titles on this year's Donner Prize short list.
Greta Thunberg docuseries amplifies her climate change fight

Greta Thunberg docuseries amplifies her climate change fight

NEW YORK — Greta Thunberg turned 18 in January, but she’s already made peace with her future: While most college students will change their concentrations multiple times, the Swedish high school student says climate change activism will be her life’s
Queen thankful for 'support, kindness' after Philip's death

Queen thankful for 'support, kindness' after Philip's death

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has expressed her thanks for all the “support and kindness” shown following the death of her husband, Prince Philip.